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    October 4, 2012
    4:55 - 5:30am EDT  

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her father returned home from work and did not find the child in her crib. her mother debbie bradley was overcome with the emotion during the vigil. police have received thousands of tips and followed several leads but nothing has come up or led to the child. just a few minutes before 5:00 on this thursday morning. it is october right? >> it doesn't feel hike october. especially yesterday because it's so humid. >> it was really nasty out there. kind of sticky. >> i liked it. >> you like id. i kind of like my seasons to go with time lynette. >> it's the return of summer. >> if it's fall, can it be chilly? >> okay, i'm going to give it to you. you want chilly charlie? you will get it but you have to suite until sunday. but for right now we are just dealing with a few scattered showers on maryland's most powerful radar. not a whole lot. that will be the theme as we go throughout the day. if you're heading to the airport this morning, well, you're working with the temperature at 71 degrees at bwi. we have the clouds hovering and also we have reduced visibility this morning. only about 78 miles there. the -- 7 miles there.
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to the bus stop this morning it's going to be mild and also this afternoon we will have another warm day with that high coming in right around 82 degrees. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. some patchy fog across the area. yes, lynette it's certainly reducing visibility across the region and do turn on the low beams and be extra careful heading into work. on the harrisburg expressway a live keture of warren road. no problems getting down to 695 and it will be nice and clear as you do get on to the jfx. using 95 to get downtown, here's 395 and everything moving right along. noodles right now through the fort mchenry tunnel -- no delays through the fort mchenry tunnel and harbor tunnel also in great shape. traveling the outer loop from 95 up to 83 just the normal 11 minute trade. no delays on the west loop either. 795 down to 95 that stretch there take you 11 minutes as ale. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you.
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coming up on "good morning maryland" at 5:00, some terrifying moments for a family in new jersey. this, after a fire broke out in an apartment complex. >> kind of makes you wonder what you would do. what a camera caught and neighbors and -- the neighbors and friends doing as they rushed in to get the family out of the burning building. >> plus, rush hour got crazy for some drivers on a florida highway. where the giant bird came from and how officers were able to capture it.
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all right, facebook users, listen up. the company is testing a new feature to guarantee your latest status is seen by friends. but it's going to cost you. facebook will charge around $7 for the new can't miss update. >> if you pay the fee your status will be bumped up to the top of your friends' news feeds. right now only a handful of facebook users take part in the trial run it's still unclear as to whether this will actually become a permanent feature of the social media site. breaking news out of east
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baltimore this morning. >> police involved shooting sends one person to the hospital. abc2 news' sherrie johnson is on the scene now and "good morning maryland" at 5:00 begins right now. we've got developing news overnight. a police involved shooting in east baltimore. we've a live report on the conditions of all of those involved. not according to plan, the o's, they make the playoffs but they have to win in texas if they want a chance to play at home. and all public meetings canceled. we're going to tell you why the city chose to stop any further discussion about changes to patterson park. that and much more coming up on this thursday, october 4th. "good morning maryland," i'm charlie crowson. >> and i'm megan pringle. thanks so much for joining us. it is bright and early actually it's not bright at all. it's dark and early on a thursday morning. and you're probably wondering what do i wear and put the kids in? >> lynette you are saying a few showers in the area. >> yes. some very light showers in the area. that's in just a second charlie but the bigger story is that
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it's warm out there this morning. very mild. nottingham's temperature at 70 degrees right now. the dew point 68. and also those dew points temperatures close together, we're dealing with some patchy fog this morning in a lot of spots. 72 degrees right now in centreville. leave the coat at home. and even as you go into the afternoon you will not need the coat. here's frederick, dew point temperature at 70 degrees so we have reduced visibility coming in about six miles in hagerstown and 7 in baltimore. 7 across the eastern shore right now and this is what it looks like your maryland's most powerful radar. a few scattered showers as you head out and about and most of them coming from the south to the north. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. well, patchy fog certainly going to be an issue this morning. turn on the low beams and unfortunately we are dealing with a crash on 95. it's right along the southbound lanes at cayton avenue and a live look here at interstate 70
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just west of 695. do expect reduced visibility in the area and be sure to slow down and please be extra careful getting into work this morning. here's what the northwest continuer of 695 looks like at old court road. no delays right now traveling the outer loop from 795 down to 95. the beltway nice and clear from parkville all the way up to towson and for those of you using the jfx to get into the city. just the normal 11 minute ride right now traveling southbound from the beltway all the way to fayette street. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. two minutes after 5:00 right now and we have some breaking news from overnight. police shoot a man in east baltimore and abc2 news' sherrie johnson is live this morning, outside of city police headquarters. what can you tell us about the condition of those involved right now? >> reporter: i had a chance to call city police and we're trying to get more information on that. all we know right now is that one person was taken to the hospital and still no word on that person's condition but basically we just left the scene a few moments ago. take a look at this video that
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we shot here. basically, this all happened about 12:30 last night. you know, it all happened in the 1500 block of east landville street. this is actually near the oliver neighborhood a few blocks east of green mount cemetery. now according to the baltimore city police twitter feed police say the person who was shot was taken to the hospital. again we don't know the person's condition right now. and the police officer was not injured in this case. now officers are releasing few details at this time but there will be a media briefing later this morning. hopefully releasing more details about what exactly happened there at 1500 landville street in east baltimore. reporting live at city police headquarters, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. the day didn't go according to the plan. the orioles they're in the playoffs but chance for you to see them again at camden yards you may have to wait. charlie standing any morning at the live -- by this morning at the live desk and charlie still a lot to be happy about this
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morning. >> a lot to be happy about megan. but like you said if we're going to see them play again in camden yards, there's still much work to be done. the orioles hope to end their regular season last night with win in tampa. that would have guaranteed at least one postseason game in camden yards but by way of the 4-1 loss to the rays, the yankees blowing out the red sox and oakland winning over the texas rangers, the orioles go on the road now for the one game wild card playoff. jeremy hellickson kept the ballots at bay and -- bats at bay and longoria, three home runs on the way to the win for him. as a result baltimore now travels to texas for the one game playoff friday night. it's not where they wanted to be. we've been telling you about that. but when you consider how far the team has come, you got to tip your cap and get ready to play at least one more postseason game. >> i told our guys how proud i am just sob associated with --
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to be associated with this bunch. they're a baseball playing bunch of guys and they'll let it rip in texas. >> wish we could play at home every game. but i think we're in a good place right now. we know what we need to do. go out and get after it and we're excited. >> it's a tall order. at the ballpark in arlington against the texas rangers on friday night. a team the o's were 2-5 against this season. should baltimore win that game they come home sunday for the first game of the divisional series against the new york yankees. there's some disappoint megan and still a lot for o's fans to be excited about. some disappointment though. this. our own christian schaffer is going to be heading to texas later today and he'll have coverage for us of friday night's game. these last few nights, we've all been holding our breaths and our hearts have been pounding. lost in the drama in all the excitement of it all is the fact that these players on the field become regular people when they step outside the
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lines. they have family, they have friends with whom they laugh and cry. and that reality this morning hitting home. not just for the baseball world, for oakland a's pitcher pat neshek. this is supposed to be the greatest week of their lives. the a's clinched a playoff spot monday night hours later, pat was on a plane heading from oakland to florida to be with his wife stephanie for the birth of their first child. a baby boy. sadly 24 hours later the baby died in his mother's arms. the couple told the world through twitter late last night this had had happened. stephanie is not sure quote why god let such a thing happen. keep them in your thoughts this morning as we head on. baltimore city police identified the officers believed to have been involved in the death of a man who was in police custody. those officers are detectives gregg boyd, michael vodarick and todd strohman.
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anthony anderson died a week ago. police originally said he died after choking on drugs he ingested. the autopsy report said that was not the case. the three detectives are on administrative duties while the investigation continues. a new warning if you're trying to buy something on craigslist. two people in the bolton hill neighborhood were robbed when they met up with two people they thought were selling a car. the two incidents happened this week. baltimore city police are warning you to be careful when meeting up with people on craigslist. there will be no more public discussion right now about adding the parking spaces to patterson park. three meetings to get feedback on the plan completely canceled. now this decision comes two days after the first of what was supposed to be four meetings to talk about adding 100 new parking spaces inside that park. this would help the senior center in the area. well, hundreds of people attended monday's meeting and mostly to speak out against that plan. lawmakers say they've clearly got a feel on how the community
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is feeling about this whole thing. one meeting now in the working group, they have formed to discuss the plan and if it should move forward or not. all right, what's going on? the satellite and radar picking up on snow. yes, you see where the snow is? we are looking at it as we head up to the plains right now. and i just have to laugh because wow, they are going to be dealing with 8 to 10 inches possible before this is all said and done and this is going to the east. so minnesota is going to get in on that action too. as we go through the next day or so. and all this is courtesy of a powerful front that's going to be working its way into our area as we go into the weekend. so we're dealing with temperatures in the 50s not cold enough to support the snow. but we are definitely going to be feeling with that chill in the air. as we look at that's beginning on right now a much different receive scenario. very humid weather. we have 69 for dew points and 73s along the eastern shore and we have going to -- we are going the keep that throughout the day. temperatures are warm this morning as well. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook.
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good morning. good morning lynette. i don't like to hear the word snow. bring back summer. well, unfortunately we have a crash right now on 95 along the southbound lanes at cayton avenue. definitely something to watch out for. and if you are heading out to east baltimore, repairs continue on that sinkhole so east monument street still going to be shut down between wolf street and patterson park avenue. you can use orleans street instead. a live look here at the beltway in parkville, everything up to speed at harford road it will be clear all the way up to towson. megan and charlie, over to you. nine minutes after 5:00 right now. jus arriving around sometime to see the strangest things on the road? well, we're talking about signs and now, birds. >> birds. >> birds. >> big birds, coming up why this emu is on the loose and patrolling the roadway. what exactly was this guy looking for that had -- i dare say a "foul" mood? >> a deadly meningitis outbreak
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all right, so why did the emu cross the road? >> this this case it was -- in this case it was looking for some loving. taco a 4-year-old emu, 5'0" tall, flightless, outtrying to find a little lady companion. clearly there's not a lot of emus out these days, however, motorcycles they seem to draw his interest. >> it's odd, it's not something that we see every day. i think our guys did a really good job on trying to contain the bird. >> what's an emu's pickup line? how you doing? all right, taco was southwested in everything and everyone for that matter. uh-oh. deputies first had no idea what they were going to do with him and they tried to herd aim off the road using had been -- him off the road using patrol cars and that didn't work out. finally the owners took him home after throwing a towel over his head. >> we'll check in with lauren later. but in the meantime what the is weather like before you head out the door? here's meteorologist lynette charles. >> no coat. i can tell you that and you
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might want to grab the umbrella. not a lot of action this morning, just a few light showers, the humidity really going to get you this morning as you step out the door but look at the 70s from westminster to baltimore. chester actually tillman at 75 degrees and chestertown coming in at 70 degrees. and we have another mild warm morning that will continue even into the afternoon. and look at maryland's most powerful radar as of now, here are the scattered showers that we're seeing mainly back to the west as of now but all the moisture is still coming up from the south and this is courtesy of the system that's been plaguing us for the past several days. so finally the warm front has moved through the area and we're waiting for the cold front to move in. behind that we will get some drier air for tomorrow so we're going to still be on the warm side. but we are going to be dry with plenty of sunshine in the forecast. but what we're waiting for is that secondary cold front that's really going to knock those temperatures down. yes, i'm taking to the tropics now and snow in the northern plains and we're still talking about tropical systems out into the atlantic.
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so once again, we're looking at nadine, still just plaguing us. this will begin to slide out of the area over the next few days. but then we have oscar, this one formed yesterday. so this one will take the same turn as nadine and stay away from us. we look at the hour by hour forecast for you and by lunchtime today, we'll be at 80. our high temperature coming in at 82 degrees. as we go into saturday, temperatures already starting to fall. but sunday is the day that will be at 59 degrees. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. it's going to be a little chilly this weekend for the fell's point festival. hopefully things will change and warm up a little bit. unfortunately we have a crash is this morning on southbound 95 at cayton avenue. not in back ups to the fort mchenry tunnel tunnel and the harbor tunnel nice and clear. a live look outside just north of the beltway, everything
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moving right along. no problems to report whatsoever. a live look at the beltway right now in overlea. no problems from belair road up to providence road. the west side also clear. here's the shot of 83 i was talking about. no problems as you do get on to t jfx and head downtown. just 11 minutes right now from the beltway all the way to fayette street. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. a deadly meningitis outbreak we need to tell you about. >> it's affected people in several states including here in maryland. >> abc2 news linda so is live in federal hill this morning with all the details and what do we know about the source of the outbreak? >> reporter: imkate from contaminated -- it came from contaminated steroid injections given for back pain. so far two reported cases in maryland and one person has died. the outbreak sickened 26 people in five states and it's a viral strain that's not contagious. the people here in maryland were exposed between late july and late september. we have learned six facilities in the state unknowingly gave
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the contaminated shots. those include locations in baltimore, towson, edgewood, abingdon and bel air. the products have been pulled from their shelves. now patients who received the spinal injections can still get really sick. so health officials want you to look out for meningitis symptoms like fever, headache, a stiff neck, nausea, or vomiting. the massachusetts pharmaceutical company that manufactured the drug has issued a voluntary recall. we're live in federal hill, linda so, abc2 news. well, october is breast cancer awareness month and now one of the organizations dedicated to helping women fight the disease is saying they're in trouble. >> yes, stay with us this morning, we're going to tell you how komen right now, komen maryland says they have taken a financial hit, what they say could be to blame. >> and how much would you pay to to be one of the top dogs on your facebook news feed? would you be willing to pay it? we'll take a look in just a bit. here you go little man.
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for the first time, komen maryland is admitting it's hurting financially. >> the organization that helps women with breast cancer, they say that their donations are down about 50%. with the success of the first ever komen race for the cure in
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ocean city. the group didn't expect to be this far behind with their goals. they have called those who aren't running in the race for the cure later this month to find out why. people right now saying that they are hurt by the economy and that there are a lot of other charities. >> search for the cure is going to go on and if we slow down any of the money that's being given to the organization it's going to slow down that work. >> earlier this year, komen national cut funding to planned parenthood and then reversed its decision three days later. local chapter never dealt with planned parenthood. the race for the cure in hunt valley in a pew weeks. last year's race here and still time for you to get involved this year. you can walk, run, and all of the monies raised go to breast cancer research and treatment in our area. it happens sunday, october 21st in hunt valley. go to abc2news.com/thinkpink for more information. there's no doubt about it if you want to catch a fun movie, even tv shows you've always got netflix, itunesand
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even hulu. >> now one toy store is throwing their hat into the ring with online streaming video. we're going to tell you how the retailer though is targeting your kids. >> what and you had access to unlimited movie passes? movies in the theater? for a monthly fee of course? that's it though. one website now trying to get you to make more trips to the silver screen a little bit easier, we're going to explain what this is all about just ahead. qq7r31ña
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toys already us is getting -- toys "r" us is getting into the video streaming business. they are launches toys "r" us movies.com. if you're wondering what this it's a place for users to to download and stream movies and shows for kids. the movies are $3 and the tv shows are 2 dollars. the site features new movie releases on the same day the dvd hits store shelves and tv shows will be available the day after they air. a new future on facebook will guarantee your latest status is seen but it's going to cost you. a select group of uz yaoers can pay -- users can pay $7 to have
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their posts bumped to the top of the news feeds. it's called the promote feature. facebook has not yet said whether or not this will be a permanent feature on their site. you know the cost of going to the movies is high but a new app is trying to get you to the theater and it's called movie mass and allows subscribers to pay a monthly fee and pick up tickets to one movie a day for the entire month. the cost is between $25 and $40 and it works at any theater that accepts credit cards. you pay for the app and then you pick up your tickets at the box office. right now, it's only available by invite only but the creator does plan to launch it nationally soon. you're in a building trapped in your family and it catches fire. what do you do? >> it's hard to imagine but coming up a mother and her children, they were faced with that life or death decision and cameras, they caught what was going on. we'll show you just ahead. >> and the startling discovery made while searching a forest for pot plants. the size of christmas trees. we're going to tell you the street value of that pot found
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by police. >> good morning everyone, topping america's money, record gas prices in california for this time of the year. a pipeline closure and refinery problems have sent prices up 5- cents in a day to an average of $4.23 a gallon and expected to keep climbing for days. nasdaq is investigating an unusual price spike in shares of kraft food that may be another high-profile glitch. it canceled wednesday's trades after they surged 29% in a minute. and government investigators have a new warning about the $20 billion dietary supplement business. 20% of the sup leapts they checked have -- supplements they checked have labels that are illegal claims. and finally they're going to leave the country if their presidential candidate doesn't win. free flights to make good on the threat you vote at the airline's website and you might get a flight if the other guy wins. that's america's money, i'm paula faris.
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happening overnight there's been a police involved shooting in baltimore city. we'll have the latest on the conditions of those involved. the presidential candidates, they square off in the mile-high city. we're going to tell you how the pundits say they came out on the winning end. and with winter around the corner, your electric bill could soon be going up. so who's making that recommendation saying you should be paying more? we'll tell you on this thursday, october 4th. "good morning maryland," i'm charlie crowson. >> and i'm megan pringle. thanks so much for joining us on this thursday morning. and before you head out the door you need to know how you're going to dress those kids are going to need the umbrella at the bus stop or not. >> going to unpack the shorts because it feels like summer out there lynette. >> did you pack your shorts